Plan4all as one of the 133 Participating Organizations of GEO

Dear colleagues, friends and business partners

We are delighted to let you know that the Plan4all association became one of the 133 Participating Organizations of the Group on Earth Observation (GEO). Due to the relatively short history of Plan4all, becoming a Participation Organization of the GEO is considered as a significant achievement and appreciation of our work and the work of our members.(See also the announcement at GEO’s website)

The main role of Participating Organizations is to Influence technical and policy decisions and contribute to the GEO Work Programme, and to benefit from the global community of Earth observation experts in sharing knowledge in the area of the GEO engagement priorities, namely regarding climate change, disaster risk reduction and the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

The key activities of Plan4all include utilisation of Earth observation data, sensor networks, crowdsourced/citizens science data and other geospatial data in various specialisms including spatial/urban planning, rural development, transport, environment, tourism and precision/autonomous agriculture.

By becoming a Participating Organization in the GEO, Plan4all hopes for better alignment of its activities with other members, sharing experience and contributing to the GEO community. The main  contribution of Plan4all should be in managing open geospatial data in an interoperable manner and capacity building towards the implementation of the latest GEO Strategic Plan 2016-2025. Plan4all is ready to contribute to the GEO governance and to the following Societal Benefit Areas (SBA) as defined in the GEO Strategic Plan 2016-2025:

  • Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture
  • Infrastructure and Transportation Management
  • Sustainable Urban Development
  • Biodiversity and Ecosystem Sustainability

Plan4all will contribute to these SBAs via hackathons, testing, validation and prototyping using the GEO data, metadata and services, generation of interoperable data and services in support of decision making by using state-of-the-art technologies including AI and big data technologies. A special attention will be given to the transport domain which should play a pivotal role in the GEO Work Programme.

We cordially invite you to join our activities by becoming a member of Plan4all or in any other way.

The Plan4all Committee, on behalf of the Plan4all association.